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Chain Reaction

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Mikko Alanne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Mikko Alanne

If you've ever visited Santa Monica and driven past the Civic Center, you've likely seen Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Conrad's iconic "Chain Reaction," a towering, 26-foot sculpture portraying a nuclear mushroom cloud made from chains.

A Statement of Peace, or an Epitaph

Robert Scheer | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

August 6 marks 68 years since the United States committed what is arguably the single gravest act of terrorism that the world has ever known.

PHOTOS: Should Santa Monica Scrap Anti-War Sculpture?

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 07.16.2012 | Los Angeles

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- For decades the big, black mass of chain link that's piled up outside the Civic Center has alternately awed and inspired, anno...

15 Amazing Dominoes Masterpieces

The Huffington Post | Seena Vali | Posted 06.29.2012 | Comedy

If you have the time, patience and creativity, dominoes can be one of the coolest things to play around with. Don't believe us? Then just check out th...

Chain Reaction

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Arts
Jeffrey Abelson

Paul Conrad had a desire to make a bold statement about our nuclear madness, and came up with a concept for a gigantic mushroom cloud made out of chain links. He called it "Chain Reaction."

WATCH: Mind-Blowing Rube Goldberg Machine

Posted 01.11.2012 | Science

Joseph Herscher takes 19 steps to turn a page of his newspaper, but it all starts with a sip of coffee. This triggers a zany chain reaction that invol...

What Obama Owes Bill Clinton

Jordan Michael Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jordan Michael Smith

Despite the nastiness directed at him, however, Obama should be thanking Bill Clinton for one thing: his campaign nomination is unthinkable without him.